When I started featuring some of my favorite Chicago wedding vendors on the blog, I would always ask them to share their number one tip for a couple planning their wedding.
Today I’m going to showcase a roundup of all the valuable tips that have been shared over the last several months so you’re able to see them all in one spot.
8 Expert Tips for Planning Your Wedding:
Tip #1 is from Joan at Five Grain Events based in Chicago:
Being engaged and getting married is such an exciting time in your life! Remember that no matter what, at the end of the day, you’re going to be sharing your life with your best friend and that’s what is most important.
Tip #2 is from Jennifer at Alliance Bakery who specializes in providing fine European desserts for Chicago couples:
Set a realistic budget for all your wedding items and then splurge on the few big-ticket items you can’t do without! I may be biased, but to me the food (including sweets) is what I remember best at weddings I’ve attended!
Tip #3 is from Caitlin at Chicago’s premier wedding Entertainers, Arlen Music:
Trusting your vendors is important. We will make sure to ask you all the right questions regarding what you envision for the evening, and then leave it up to us and enjoy yourselves!
Tip #4 is from Chicago 0n-location wedding hair stylist, Livia Caporale:
No one will know if the smallest of details aren’t exactly perfect, so just enjoy. On a wedding day time flies, so always have some extra buffer built into the schedule.
Tip #5 is from Stephanie of Flowers by Stem based in Chicago:
Do your research so that when the time comes to hire your vendors, you can relax and trust in the knowledge that they are dedicated to putting together a beautiful day for you and your guests! Oh, and don’t plan your wedding on Pinterest every day. 🙂
Tip #6 is from Carlene who is a “green” wedding planner specializing in Chicago Weddings:
For those couples who want to be a bit “green” we suggest reducing waste. Cut back on waste by not including favors as a lot of guests do not even take them home. No matter how cool they are, we end up packing a ton left over at the end of the night.
Tip #7 is from Loreen of Clementine Custom Events and Reenie Rose:
A wedding planner allows your family and friends to relax and celebrate on your special day. Planning may seem like a job that you’re up for, but I’d hate for your Mom to be chasing down vendors to deliver final payments. That’s what I’m here for!
Tip #8 is from Courtney of Courtney Callahan Paper who specializes in creating the perfect custom invitation suite for your day:
Don’t be scared of going custom. This is a great opportunity to incorporate your personal style and reflect your journey as a couple. Although the custom invitation process is more involved than selecting a ready-made suite, the final product will be completely unique to you as a couple and often helps you zero in on what you want your wedding day experience to be.
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